The DC LERA Board of Governors
invites you to
Wednesday, May 27, 2015...
Fixing the Fissured
Why Work Became So Bad for
and What Can Be Done to Improve It
Dr. David Weil
Administrator, Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Labor
An Arizona contractor unlawfully misclassified employees as
independent contractors to reduce its labor costs by paying below
the legal minimum wage, failing to pay overtime and depriving them
of health care benefits. Last year, thanks to an investigation by
the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, the employer paid
$556,000 in overtime back wages and damages to at least
445 current and former employees.
This is not an isolated case of abuse. David Weil, head of the
Wage and Hour Division, calls the surge in contracting out work to
avoid legal protections “jaw-dropping.” In response he has committed his agency
to turning back the tide of abuse—fixing what he calls the
“Fissured Workplace.” It is a huge task for an agency with limited
staff and resources. Under Weil’s leadership, however, the agency
is developing innovative strategies for enforcing the Fair Labor
Standards Act and engaging stakeholders in promoting compliance.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Weil will speak at our May
luncheon about the challenge of the fissured work place and the
lessons his agency has learned in their innovative campaign for
compliance—lessons that labor leaders and public administrators
here and in other countries should find instructive and valuable. We
invite you to register and join us for what promises be a dramatic
|David Weil is an internationally recognized expert in public and
labor market policy, regulatory performance, and industrial and
labor relations. He has authored numerous publications, including
three books, the most recent of which is The Fissured Workplace.
Dr. Weil was sworn in as the Administrator of the Wage and Hour
Division on May 5, 2014. Previously
he served as Professor of Management at
Boston University. View Dr. Weil’s full bio
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Sign-in begins: 11:30; Lunch:
12:00; Program & Q&A; 12:30; Adjourn 1:30.